On Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said that she believes that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation should be delayed until the FBI has finished its investigation into Trump’s campaign’s association with Russian officials.
Warren made these comments during a Facebook Live presented by the Democratic National Committee, which was hosted by DNC Chair Tom Perez and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)
Ellison asked Warren what she made of Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing so far.
“So you know here we are, we’re having these hearings for the Supreme Court, but we also had another hearing, and that’s the hearing in which the FBI has revealed that the sitting president of the United States is under investigation,” Warren responded.
“It raises a really, I think, important question and that is whether or not a president who is under investigation by the FBI ought to be ramming through a Supreme Court nominee that would have a lifetime appointment,” the Massachusetts senator continued.
“Why isn’t this a moment for us just to pause and let this investigation by the FBI kind of get resolved?” Warren asked aloud before citing how Senate Republicans were fine leaving the seat vacant for a year.
“If they think it’s okay to leave it open for a year, why not leave it open ’til the FBI investigation is completed?” she asked.
Democratic hatchet man and former Clinton aide David Brock floated the same idea in an op-ed on Monday.
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